Anambra 2021: INEC rejects Victor Oye faction’s delegates’ lists
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reportedly rejected the list of delegate submitted by the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozo Victor Oye .
According to our correspondent, Mr. Eneh Victor, INEC turned back one Chigozie Oye when he went to the INEC office in Abuja to submit the list.
Chigozie Oye, it was gathered, had allowed U-AYA members to collate their names as APGA delegates for June 23 primary election for the November 6 governorship election
A source disclosed that they first went to INEC office Awka to suit the list but that the electoral umpire at Awka told them that since INEC did not monitor the delegate election, the commission will not accept the list brought by them.
They ignored Awka, however, and moved to Abuja, to submit the list and met the same resistance.
An INEC source revealed that due to pressures from the governor and others, INEC told them to go back and do a proper ward congress to elect the 2 man ad hoc delegates and that such exercise must be strictly monitored by the commission.
In this same vein, INEC also told Oye that they have report of his removal by the NEC of the party and that it is a court order that can compel the commission to deal with him again as the party’s National Chairman.
Consequently, he detailed Ezeokenwa Jr. Sly and Barr Ifeanyi Mbaeri to approach Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo, Ewepudike, to enter a case against Jude Okeke and obtain a restraining order in his favour.
After the plot was exposed by AIF Media, however, Ewepudike was dropped from the plot.
It was gathered that Hon. Dozie Nwankwo, a Dunukofia-Njikoka-Anaocha Constituency Representative, has been quickly drafted to do the damage.
Hon. Nwankwo is expected go to court to seek an order to restrain Jude Okeke from further parading himself as the National Chairman of APGA.
With the recent development, Oye’s faction will no longer hold primaries on June 23 in line with INEC’s guidelines that all delegates’ lists must be submitted to the Commission seven days before the date of the primaries.
Stay tuned for more details…